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Manchester Collective: Heavy Metal

Sun 5 Dec, 4pm

Howard Assembly Room – Opera NorthVenue Name


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Manchester Collective – Heavy Metal

Dobrinka Tabakova Insight
Ben Nobuto New Work–World Premiere
Michael Gordon Industry
Sebastian Gainsborough New Work–World Premiere
Bryce Dessner Aheym

This is a noisy show.

Big percussion, live electronics, and amplified strings. A distortion pedal called the Ibanez Tube Screamer makes an appearance. It’s not going to be a meditative listening experience. Sometimes, we all just need to scream into a pillow. Ben Nobuto’s work is utterly contemporary. His music assimilates and responds to the dizzying array of digital media that Generation Z have lived with since birth. His first language is the internet. On, off, and on again. Attention and fragmentation. Manchester Collective are proud to premiere his brand-new work for strings, electronics, and percussion. Alongside work by British-Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova, Bryce Dessner (of The National), and Michael Gordon (founder of legendary new music outfit Bang on a Can), the Collective will also give the world premiere of a new work by Sebastian Gainsborough, aka Vessel. Seb’s compositions tend towards the heavy and intense, but this will be something else altogether.

Line-up: string quartet, percussion, and live electronics

Presented in partnership with Opera North

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Sun 5 Dec 4.00 pm £18.50/£16.00/£20.00 Book

Tickets: £20 (plus booking fee)
Buy 2 save 10%, buy 3 save 15% (Heavy Metal, The Oracle, Neon)
Retired over 65/Leeds Card: £1.50 off
Leeds card extra/Pension credit/Income Support: £4 off

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Howard Assembly Room – Opera Northveneu name